The intersection of information theory and computing has been a fertile ground for novel, relevant intellectual problems. Recently, coding-theoretic techniques have been designed to improve performance metrics in distributed computing systems. This has generated a significant amount of research that has produced novel fundamental limits, code designs, and practical implementations. The set of ideas leveraged by this new line of research is collectively referred to as coded computing. This special issue will focus on coded computing, including aspects such as tradeoffs between reliability, latency, privacy, and security. Specific topics of interest include:
Dec 10, 2020
The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) will be recruiting a Bridge to the Faculty (B2F) Scholar with start date on August 16, 2021.
Dec 9, 2020
The 2020 IEEE European School of Information Theory (based in Stuttgart, Germany) is currently running as a virtual event. It is still accepting registrations and registration is free for members of the Information Theory Society.
Nov 26, 2020
The IEEE Information Theory Society (ITSoc) invites nominations for the position of Executive Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory for an 18-month term, starting on July 1, 2021. It is expected that the Executive Editor (EE) will subsequently transition to Editor-in-Chief (EiC) on January 1, 2023, for an additional 18-month term, ending on June 30, 2024.
Nov 18, 2020
Register now for the International Symposium on Information Theory and Its Applications (ISITA2020), held as a virtual symposium October 24–27. Plenary talks are held live by Zoom. Presentation videos are on-demand, and Gather is used for online chat and discussions.
Oct 20, 2020
The IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) is launching PROGRESS - an initiative aiming to motivate and support women and under-represented minorities to pursue academic careers in signal processing.
Oct 8, 2020
Joy Thomas, co-author of the seminal textbook "Elements of Information Theory" passed away on September 28, 2020 at the age of 57. Joy's career has included stints at IBM T J Watson Research Center and Google, and co-founding of two successful Silicon Valley companies.
Oct 6, 2020
The deadline for submission of papers for JSAIT's fifth issue (on Sequential, Active, and Reinforcement Learning) has been extended to Oct 15, 2020.
Sep 28, 2020
In response to a number of requests, the submission deadline for ITW 2020 has been extended to Oct. 20, 2020. Notifications are postponed to Dec. 20. Virtual participation to the conference will be guaranteed for safety reasons related to the COVID pandemic.
Sep 25, 2020
Call for Papers: Entropy Special Issue on Information-Theoretic Aspects of Non-Orthogonal and Massive Access for Future Wireless Networks
The open-access journal Entropy is arranging a special issue on “Information-Theoretic Aspects of Non-Orthogonal and Massive Access for Future Wireless Networks.” The submission deadline is April 1, 2021. For more information on the scope and publication process, please see https://www.mdpi.com/journal/entropy/special_issues/massive_access
Sep 23, 2020
The 2020 IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW) will be held in Riva del Garda from 11–15, April 2021. Plenary speakers include Andrea Montanari, Andreas Krause, Emina Soljanin, Gabor Lugosi, Giuseppe Caire and Nina Balcan. Paper submission is currently open and the submission deadline is September 30. Virtual participation to the conference will be guaranteed for safety reasons related to the COVID pandemic.
Sep 7, 2020
The Center for Science of Information (CSoI) invites applications for its CSoI Postdoctoral Research Fellows program to work with Wojtek Szpankowski, CSoI Director. CSoI seeks a postdoctoral researcher to work on broad intersections of information theory, machine learning, combinatorics, and design and analysis of algorithms.
Aug 14, 2020
The deadline for paper submissions to JSAIT's special issue on Privacy and Security of Information Systems has been extended to August 15. This is a hard deadline.
Jul 28, 2020
Authors of accepted papers in the Transactions are requested to make sure that papers which are cited in your accepted paper as preprints on arXiv or as conference papers are replaced by their corresponding publications in the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory (or any other journal, if available).
Jul 17, 2020